WHY IS THE ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY PERFORMED?
- Chronic sinusitis
- Fungal sinusitis
- Nasal polyps
- Sinus polyps
- Severely narrowed sinus openings that frequently obstruct
HOW IS ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY PERFORMED?
- In the operating room under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation
- Usually done as an outpatient procedure
- Pre-op labs may be required
- Chest x-ray and EKG are required if patient is over the age of 50 and heart or lung problems exist
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
- Pain lasting a week or more
- Nasal congestion
- Minor bleeding
- Nasal crusting
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE SURGERY?
- Take antibiotics and pain medications given by the doctor
- Slowly advance diet as tolerated
- Drink cool liquids (water, milk, low acid juices, ice cream, Jell-O) during the first day
- Call the doctor if unable to drink liquids
- Go to the emergency room immediately if clots of blood occur
- Return for follow-up in 14 days